The curriculum of the American Express Leadership Academy at Thunderbird focuses on building the personal, business and leadership skills needed to run a successful nonprofit organization. The Academy is tailored to fit cultural nuances and different nonprofit niche needs, with the following core elements being consistent: a focus on high-potential emerging leaders with a curriculum blending personal leadership skills with business skills, and an assessment-based approach, including one-on-one coaching and formal follow-up activities.
The program delivery is practical, highly interactive and immediately applicable to the workplace. Participants will participate in team exercises, case studies, class discussions and leadership style assessments. The Global Mindset Inventory assessment is used as a pre- and post-program assessment to measure the Global Mindset profile of the participants. Also, each team of participants further develops an organizational project that becomes refined during the Academy. The team members then work with their senior leadership to take the project to the next step at their organization.
Post-program evaluations show the American Express Leadership Academy gets top scores from the emerging leaders who attend. Participants report that the impact of this experience increases their leadership skills and global mindset. Participants also state they have significantly enhanced their strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
The 2016 Academy is designed to help participants stretch from one stage of leadership development to another in five specific areas. One stretch goal, for example, is to move from “personal productivity” to “team productivity plus individual productivity.” The development of leaders in the social sector is even more important today, because it enables an organization to continue to fulfill the social needs of people and contribute to overall social development.
This program is by invitation only. For your international non-profit organization or NGO to be considered for nomination please contact:
American Express Leadership Academy at Thunderbird
+1 (602) 978-7822
Thunderbird School of Global Management
1 Global Place
Glendale, AZ 85306
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